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CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
happen. there was one other candidates i liked. it was president obama. four years and a half years ago people back in the fall of 2006 would say things like, he's never going get elected there's no way america would elect a prime african-american you can't get elected with the name barack obama. it's actually didn't matter. i didn't know anybody in chicago. i didn't know anybody around the candidate. so it didn't look like anything was going to be happening. december 26, december 26, 2006 my wife and i were shopping day after christmas we were shopping in a borns and noble just up the road in california. my phone goes off. this is right out of west wing. it's like, my tornado watch. it's somebody calling to find out if i'm interesting in working with the barack obama campaign. and so, of course, i was. i was quickly connected with a guy named steve held brand who became the deputy campaign manager. he was assessing staff. i thought i was apply forking the job for national campaign manager. it's voter exact. i thought i got to put it on the table i'm perfect for the job. i said, ste
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
written about this year is how the obama campaign is adopting these experimental methods to measure the effect of their mail and online ads and tv ads. it's more complicated and more expensive but it's a way of trying to break out of the line solely on the polls and focus groups that try to ask voters to imagine in this sort of artificial setting what would change their mind, and instead introduce them to information in the real world to believe they are basically being examined and see if it actually does change their mind. so that is a one next way of using these experimental techniques to see what really does move the voters and get out of the sort of the artificial setting of the focus groups alone. >> host: on that note with the obama campaign, since they have had four years ago time to study and now they have for years later, is there any innovative technique they're using now, any more that you can't -- >> guest: the programs are really the thing and they have been used in small narrow ways by some institutions, the afl-cio, emily's list over the years in certain states in the ob
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of weeks. and it became evident to me in early 2010 from about a year after obama took office. three things happen. the first was from the united states supreme court. i think no person in the united states i can think of has benefited more from the supreme court of karl rove. two decisions. one in 2000 obviously with bush v. gore put his candidate in the white house and two, in 2010, citizens united decision. that opened the floodgates for contribution -- unlimited contributions. in many cases from secret sources is no transparency with the weather, that is just unprecedented in history. the second thing that happened with michael still running the applicant party instead of running it in to ditch and he couldn't raise the time and it came to his favor early in 2010. you may recall there was a revelation in los angeles that the republican national committee has been entertaining at at a lesbian bondage themed strip club. this did not work well, so they could not raise a dime. this gave for his opening. so he had a luncheon at his house in the weaver terrace. it was cohosted by a lsp
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
years. barack obama, acorn's lawyer, is now the president of the united states. how interested he think he is in making sure that his friends don't resort to old bat habits and old patterns of behavior? apparently not at all if you judge by the actions of the air called the justice department's. in conclusion, i don't want to go through 2010. we live in perilous times, both in foreign policy and domestic. the last thing this country needs is another dispute about who won the 2012 election. the last thing we need is for this country to be driven a par with allegations of by the corruption or incompetence in which we don't know who the present electives for weeks and when the president is sworn in, half the country is angry and bitter and perhaps is not even see that person as a legitimate. we can clean up the selection process, even starting now just by observing what goes on in the election, making sure election officials are doing their job, by making sure they know someone is watching for voter fraud. activist groups. they're recruiting a to a billion people to observe the election pr
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
of what a difference four years has made from the time barack obama -- candidates obama. four years ago he was the candidate of change and running against the war in iraq, running against in october and september october and economic collapse, he found a new way to appeal to voters through social media and certainly energized and enthusiastically captured young voters. now as we turn to this campaign clearly he has -- i am sorry. a very different picture. emerges as the incumbent in the white house. clearly he can't be the change candidate. he is governing in difficult times, not only domestically but in terms of unexpected international events we have all witnessed in the last couple weeks. a prolonged and halting economic recovery. what we have seen in our polls, young voters -- he is getting a comparable share of the younger voters that he got four years ago, it is a smaller slice of the pie which in poll talk is younger voters are falling out of the likely voter models so there are fewer of them all the obama is getting the overwhelming majority of them. factors in obama's favor
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 11:00am EDT
obama stimulus and everybody hates the obama stimulus. obama he did too. a year after it passed a percentage of americans who believe the stimulus created jobs was lower than the percentage of americans who believe elvis was alive. at one point i told the story how obama told his cabinet that the stimulus was the only thing less popular than he was. when you put the words change and obama this close together you are going to get yelled at. the new -- "the new new deal," right wingers the text of the old new deal and left wingers don't think this spineless sellout of a president is fit to share a book jacket with the new deal. i had a feeling some readers wouldn't get past the first four words. and i was right. a few weeks ago i got a google alert that "the new new deal" was in the new republic. i had written a lot for that magazine. i have a lot of friends there. i clicked on the link and it is the blog coast by a 23-year-old researcher who announced right away he couldn't even make it to the first page. she couldn't get past the first four words. but not these four first words. i
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
president obama, and i do think she will leave probably in obama's third year. she is 79. she is often said she wants to search use 82 because that's when louis brandeis, her idol, served until. not funny, that's true. and some people ask why didn't she quit earlier to make sure that obama bashing she's a human being. and she's a widow. and she loves what she does and she's good at it. she's got the brains and the health did it. she's particularly and members of for new college, elena kagan. and her choice is to be the senior liberal on the supreme court, or go sit by herself in her apartment near watergate. what would you do? [laughter] so i think she's going to stay. now, if obama is reelected, and it's looking that way, i don't think, i don't, i was not pandering. just making another one of my actual predictions. [laughter] -- excellent predictions. i don't think any of the conservatives will leave voluntarily. but it started to be a pretty old court. justice kennedy and scalia are both 76. you know, do the math. you don't always get a choice of when you leave, but i think if romney
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
was five years old. but there is a lot of stuff in there that the obama campaign would rather not deal with. there's a couple of polls. one in virginia. one in florida, that showed those states tighting. >> republicans say there is one coming from ohio, republican inturnnal polls. they were sick about ohio. they're feeling better about it. >> any of this controversy over libya which was not brought up for whatever reason in the debate tonight. but obama, president obama has been under fire for their shifting explanation of why an ambassador was killed and what the root cause of that was. they initially said it had to do with silly videotape making fun of muslims. in fact it turns out this is organized effort by terrorists, probably associated with al qaeda. at a complex that didn't have as much security if you look at the reporting as it probably should have. probably not going to be a decisive issue in the campaign but another issue that goes to, was this a successful presidency? is he prosecuting things in a competent way? >> root cause and administration handling of it to note that
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. >> moderator: mr. president. obama: let's talk about taxes because they think it is instructive. four years ago when i stood on the stage, i said that i would cut taxes for middle-class families and that's exactly what i did. we cut taxes for middle-class families by about $3600. and the reason is because i believe that we do best when the middle class is doing well. and by giving them those taxes, they have a little more money in their pocket, so maybe they can bite in your car. they are certainly a better position to weather the extraordinary recession we went through. they can buy a computer for the kid going to college. they can spend my money, business have more profits and hire more workers. now, governor promised proposal that has been promoted for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut on top of $2 trillion of additional spending for military. and he is saying that he is going to pay by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem is he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. i'm going to make an im
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
with the obama campaign since they've had four years ago time to test it and now they have four years later, is it any innovative or different techniques that are using now anymore that you could -- >> guest: these programs are really the thing. they have been used in small airways by some institutions, afl-cio, emily's list over the years your in certain states, but using them in a presidential campaign as he obama campaign has this year is a major advance. part of the problem with the way that people have tested messages historically is that you either have a poll that asked some of who they support, and it tells them a bunch of defamation and to ask. >> into sport and you see anybody those. before you ask directly if i told you that mitt romney hasn't paid taxes for x number of years, would it make you more or less likely to vote for him? some% of people either move when they hear that a mesh or they tell you they wouldn't. people telling you that they would move is a pretty sort of conjectural thing. i wouldn't cognitive growth anyone who told you what they would do under hypothet
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
a safe run the past four years and worry about the next four years. it's very striking in the obama team announcement his campaign the last five weeks which is what, the last four years something like that. >> if you elect obama the next four years than the last four years. that's true and for reelecting obama but it's not an inspiring forward-looking slogan about what mitt romney will do. obama has cast his lot and it's hard to blame the guy that wants to get pretty elected -- reelected with a approach to the democratic and independent constituencies to try to scare them about romney is just bush and all that. i don't think we are going to get the training he would like. i love little less pessimistic that means they can't govern effectively. i do think reality matters as we have been saying. we are going to hit a cliff in all kind of ways. but it is a real cliff in 2013 in the sense that you cannot sustain these obviously for too long they can't keep printing money and expect the world to take it or why treasury forever. the economy is slow and may be going into another dip. the f
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
better than last four years, something like that. very positive. if you elect obama. i happen to believe that star and that's why i'm not for reelection president obama but is not a very inspiring forward-looking spoken about what mid-romney will do. it's hard to blame the guy who wants to get reelected with a pretty narrow cast, casting approach to democratic and independent constituencies to try to scare them about ron is just bush, there is a war on women and all that but i don't go get the kind of frame you would like. i'm a little is pessimistic. i do think reality matters, as we've been saying. we are going to hit the cliff in all kinds of ways. be any fiscal cliff in the real clip in 2013 is you can't sustain these deficits obviously for too long because they can't keep printing money and expect the world to take it or buy treasury notes forever. the economy is slow and they will be coming into another dip. they are foreign policy challenges i think the next president will have a moment between november 7, i agree just to begin november 7, on january 20. and i don't know,
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
probably in obama's third year. she is 79 years old and she has often said she wants to serve until she is 82 because that is when louis brandeis, her idle, served until -- [laughter] that's not funny, it's true. and you know some people ask, why didn't she quit earlier to make sure obama had the seat? do you know what? she is a human being and she is a widow and she loves what she does and she is good at it. she has got the brains and the health to do it. she is particularly enamored of her new colleague elena kagan, and her choice is to be the senior liberal on the supreme court or to sit by herself in her apartment at the watergate. what would you do? go so i think she is going to stay. if is looking i was not pandering. just making another one of my don't think any of the conservatives will leave a pretty old court. justice kennedy and scalia are both 70 know, don't always get a choice of when will try to hold on for the next kennedy that the job to call balls and strikes as opposed to changing, that is the most quoted thing he% of is thrown back of him all supreme court justices in
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
different because this time four years ago i had 58 races under my belt. the obama campaign has not had one yet really this year, right? i just think this is really hard work to go, many of them left for chicago about almost two years ago. and it's, you know, some people may describe it in the news as a slog. i imagine it is. it is probably really, really hard to go that long and have that one day at the end. i can't imagine. what is the difference? i don't know yet. there is that. but at this point you had 57 or 58 tests of us that you could see how we were doing. we haven't had that yet for the obama campaign. even romney has had some races under his belt this year. we have a sense how his organization is working. i expect it's a pretty tight organization. i think romney's, you know, a, you know, has had a lot of the same challenges that we had and more in 2008 than this campaign has in 2012. that is the difference tweens those. in terms of the difference between i think your question was the difference between romney and obama this time, right? well they are two different campaigns.
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
menopausal in their reaction of president obama. so this year we offer as the first award in our first nominee for the obamagasm three finalists. the first nominee is the man who whose infatuation with president obama is someone that you will probably remember. sooner or later it's going to go -- it's free to basically get a r rating from the picture association and yes, ladies and gentlemen, who do you think? let me hear some shouts. this is too easy. kress threw up my leg mathews. isn't it a surprise when you hear him talking about obama and he still has his clothes on? back in college we used to have an acronym that we would scream out when there was a lot of public display of affection and a would-be who get a room and she's always screaming that at the television when chris matthews is speaking and on july july 17th chris was fanning himself once again. >> he's done everything right. he's raised his family right and fought his way all the way to the top of the review and the time to beat the blind test comes to the top. everything he's got is clean as a whistle. he's not only brok
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
politics. it is about 3.5 years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have to go back and authorized congress for more trillions of dollars of borrowing. the republicans and lots of people in congress don't want to authorize that. so there is going to be a bloody negotiation, unless they can work a deal. in a sense, this is a book about the past, but it's about the present. it is about where we are going and what the country's future is. if you think about it i w
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
majorities in both houses of congress. they were vetoproof purity of that stimulus package, obama cared, dodd-frank, the institution of the united states are too big -- are not too big to fail. so they had two years and they had majority for two years and they ran things through with all due respect. we were never consulted about obama cared. we were never consulted about the stimulus. we were never consulted about dodd-frank. we all have to work together between 2009 and 2010. amendment 2010 elections were rejected and if we hadn't had candidates in three swing states, we probably would've been the majority in the united states senate. when i look at all the polarization to work with me for two years. the citizens united, very quickly, russ feingold and i went over before the united states supreme court. i've never seen the naÏve failure to understand what the reality is that the gore campaign or about and displayed in those arguments and of course the united states supreme court by a five to for decision says its free speech. it's not interesting that money is free speech? said
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
our own business. look at president obama and his strategy with regard said drones and covert operations. it's very exceptional is the. is in this exceptional as the impulse something that could actually be more extreme in the next several years? >> i was with you right up until the end because exceptional rosamund isolationism are two different things. exceptional some can be the engine for imperial foreign policy. is the sense that america has a special role to play, of his income is back to the founding of the nation that leads to a tremendous amount of global activity. >> i was saying about those linked. >> let me be upon the first part of your premise. rahway's and isolationist nation we tell ourselves the smith. we sit here minding our business and people do things to us are there are evil people who hijack our foreign policy. the truth is the as states was not an isolationist power. we started off as a strip of lightly inhabited colonies along the coast of the atlantic and steadily for roughly 400 years expanded our word. if you want to call that an isolationist nation,
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the evaluation of obama's presidency. and undoubtedly it marks a triumph of liberalism, alone it would qualify obama's face for the liberal mount rushmore. liberals had been lusting after national health care for 100 years since teddy roosevelt and the progressive party platform of 1912 called for it. the second bill of rights. so for generations liberals have sought to this holy grail, and on the obama was able to find it, to deliver, to create the first comprehensive national health care plan not tarry just at the poor or the sec or the old but everyone, the 100% solution or at least in theory a 100% solution. now, in this sense, of course, obamacare is the latest triumph of entitlement rights. one of the new deal signal contributions to liberalism as we know it today. entitlement rights means socioeconomic rates, as they are sometimes called, like the right to health care or to a job or to a vacation from the job or to security in old age. all those kinds of socio-economic writes that demand programs that have transformed and three center our politics. together these implied a new v
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
years that is a mess frankly and that is a byproduct of having divided government. is not the rules committee's fault. in part it's obama's fault but i think it's in ways a byproduct of what it means to have divided government so that is something we have to begin to think about as we think about how to structure, how the house works and what kinds of tools we should build on the outside. real quickly with the time notifications here when i look at those different categories of congressional information, two of the things we worked really hard on working with, one is taking advantage of the political pressures that exist and we can create those nonprofits would love to be able to generate political pressure especially for things like this it's impossible. we take what we can get in for house reform with a majority having changed hands twice in the last six years or so, that means a lot as change recently. that puts us, the house and a more responsive posture. and then the other thing i want to mention is broad norms around how things should function and two things i point out. one i
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
against president obama as we approach the first presidential debate of 2012, the 27 the year of featuring the major party nominees. julia and would rich new york on the republican line. go ahead. >> caller: hello, thank you for letting me have this time on c-span. i am very worried, very worried. i'm watching the debate because of course i watch everything about politics because i know that we are on the brink of a major change. this is the end of the republican party if romney doesn't get in because of the changing face of america. and what i wanted to say here and i wanted to say to the people is high as a citizen, i am 72-years-old and i have many generations in this country, i have never been so ashamed of the press. they have sold their souls to the devil and they have lost their integrity because it is so by yes they are running a campaign for obama, and he would never be in the position he is and if they didn't because he has a completely failed for years, and you know what? i know he tried. -- >> the washington journal every morning at seven eastern on c-span. the senate
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. if you're a significant president you have to submit a detailed budget each year. so obama has a detailed budget that cbo scored as producing about 2.4 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years, and if you add that to what was already accomplished, you're at about 4 trillion. you can argue whether it is enough or not. depends whether you think you have to stablize the debt or reduce the debt-to-gdp ratio. but perversely, i'm not actually sure that i would want to see romney detail all the tax expenditure changes that he says he would ultimately come up with. the problem of course, is that in campaigns, if people start putting out more detailed, specific proposals, you mobilize the opposition. and there are some things in both the tax and entitlement area that ironically just kind of like the 1983 social security commission, are, better achieved if the two parties can hold hands and they don't start out being, an obama proposal or a romney proposal or a democratic proposal or a republican proposal. what i'm more, i am less interested in exactly what is said in the debates the ne
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
my year was the words when congress does not do its job. that is barack obama's statement he defies the constitution and does what he sees fit. we cannot have that. that is the rule of law that i talked about in my opening component of this aberration discussion. but what to do with people whose roots go deep here, some of whom were not aware there were breaking the law when it came here, that question is for after we restore the rule of law. we cannot lead with that. if we do, we will never restore the rule of law katie thank you, congressman. [applause] when we come back focusing on the farm bill, plus head to the audience to take questions from northwestern college students, student loan at the top of their mind. you're watching the fourth district congressional debate on the station. we'll be right back. ♪ [applause] ♪ moderator: and welcome back, everyone, to the fourth district congressional debate on the northwestern college campus. we thought it only fair since we are here at the college to take questions from northwestern college students themselves. a junior here at no
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 11:30pm EDT
are in some form or another. the then able to plan to some degree a budget over four years, staffing over four years. the often don't have a primary. they're trying to distract them in the short term and for the bush campaign was revolutionary and you see these tactics applying them and the obama campaign 2012 modeling and other techniques is taking place and part of that is that you can set out a research agenda. in chicago there was a post mortem committee set up in november of 2008 for people who were doing dÉtente targeting. almost four years now they went through they did right and wrong and what they want to fix in the future, and it's really unusual but the campaign and
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
what the estate tax looks like. it expires at end of year. let's see if i can get through all the component of this. in 2009, after president obama took office, the stimulus act included new credits, the primarily focused on low-income families and families who have kids in college. those were extended in 2010 and expire at the end of the year. there's the temporary cut in social security payroll taxes. that was done as stimulus for 2011 and extended for 2012. and then in addition to all those expiring tax provisions from a fiscal mariah macroeconomic point of view -- and so when you look at the debate over the phis clal cliff the point is recognized there's a diverse array of tax provisions under discussion. and that's important both for understanding the effects hones house hold dpircht house hold are effected differently by provision. at the low end for example, credit that were enacted in 2009 turned out to be important. as does the temporary cut in payroll taxes. they continue to be important for folks in the middle range of income, but that point also the 2001, 2003 tax cuts
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
did in two years. by the way, we've been winning those cases. >> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney meet in the first presidential debate, the news hours jim lehrer moderates from the university of denver. watch it engage with our live debate preview at 7 p.m. eastern followed by t. waste watch the debate at nine. on c-span both candidates on screen the entire debate. on c-span2, the multi-camera version of the debate. and following, your reaction, calls, e-mails and tweets. follow live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> this is, my fifth book by the first world written a story line come sustained storyline running through it. a true story basically 10 days in london in 1854. and it's a story of an incredibly terrifying outbreak that took place during this period, and outbreak of cholera. the first half of the book is really quite sobering and flaming in some ways. as this outbreak just devastates this neighborhood in the western edge of soho. but also turned into being actually i think a much more optimistic story because the defense of this l
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
3.5 years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have to go back and authorized congress for more trillions of dollars of borrowing. the republicans and lots of people in congress don't want to authorize that. so there is going to be a bloody negotiation, unless they can work a deal. in a sense, this is a book about the past, but it's about the present. it is about where we are going and what the country's future is. if you think about it i would argue that t
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have to go back and authorized congress for more trillions of dollars of borrowing. the republicans and lots of people in congress don't want to authorize that. so there is going to be a bloody negotiation, unless they can work a deal. in a sense, this is a book about the past, but it's about the present. it is about where we are going and what the country's future is. if you think about it i would argue that the inabili
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
more difficult year for republicans to get their base going. he is raise $40 million, or 18% of his take country and -- the reverse is happening. barack obama is actually, is raising less money this time than he did in 2008 as a sitting president for people to max out on their donation. in 2008 it was $2300 the max to give. this cycle is $2500. but so far through the end of august obama has raised $70 million, or just 16% of us all from that group. romney on the other hand is incredibly good at raising money from people who can part with $2500 after taxes. he's raise $102 million, or 46%, almost half, through the end of august was coming from people who have maxed out on the donation. as reflected in the super pac. many of the people are fundraiser, bundlers for romney give them next to him, bundle from their friends and colleagues, people they work with, other money, and then write a check for 100,000 or 200,000 or more to one of the super pacs on the outside. so the question is sort of what does this mean for politics? this increase from the outside dollar spending transforming po
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 9:45am EDT
involved with the middle east is the issue of two-state solution. for the last 20 years we hear about two-state solution. you must finish the conflict, the resolution will be a palestinian state. and president obama adopted this approach and she's calling upon us, the israelis to build a palestinian state and go back to 1967 lines. and in my book, a new paradigm. enough with a two-state solution. it doesn't work. we have tried for the last 20 years. we signed the accord and we haven't received any peace. we tried to do it at this engagement from gaza. it didn't help us as well. i think it should be a three state solution and not a two-state solution. and when i speak about three state solution, i speak about jordan and egypt and israel. i do not believe it should be a palestinian state, because look at what's happening today in gaza it's becoming a link of iran. a link of islamic radical forces come and you have to ask yourself do we want to see the same happening in jerusalem? i do not. and in my book i have a lot of criticism regarding that administration, i call it administration, but
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
position like this. >> the mayor, like president obama says someone you're elected to represent everyone who voted for you or not. >> we will take one year. right here with other couple. >> are in thompson, junior at georgetown. so my question is more pertinent to the national stage, who saw a huge turnout, but afterwards with a common theme that our candidate won, but we lost. ron paul was able to drive a debate, but they're needed and didn't win the primary, so no longer part of that. my question is, how do we keep millennialist onto the national political scene, which might not be, as you said, the forefront of the politics, but it is where more and more things are getting decided in foreign affairs is a huge thing. so how do we keep engaged and involved in this when we were in a constant cycle and if you're not keeping our attention span, which is very short, which was shut down. >> we will grab one more here. >> hi, my name is jack welty, freshman year at georgetown. my question is similar. polarization is definitely where that gets tossed around a lot when talking about am
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Oct 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
increase on the national debt on barack obama and nancy pelosi alone? vilsack: heavens no. congressman king is been in congress for 10 years and hasn't gotten the job done. and so i think the answer is really, it's really important to create jobs in this country and i'm really focused on doing that in this district. so, you know, i have a plan to make sure that i convince landowners to pass their land from one generation to the next. and help young farmers to get started. one of the most important things we could we doing right now, which congress hasn't done is passed a farm bill. it for thank you. that your time. our next question for panelists comes from -- [applause] -- our next question from our panel comes from dan breen, staff writer for the northwest i will be. your question will go to christie vilsack first. >> for 43 straight months the national unemployment rate has been higher than 8%. i was on the planet rate in august rose to 5.5%. what it is up was economy d.c. right for job growth? how'd you plan to foster the growth, to lower our unemployment and benefit our state? vil
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
obama campaign since they had times four years ago to test it and four years later, is there any innovative or techniques they are using now anymore that you can -- >> guest: yeah. the experiment informed programs are really the thing. and they have been using in small narrow ways by some institutions, the cio, emily's list over the years the obama campaign has this year is a major advance. part of the problem with the way that people have tested messages historically is that you either have a poll that asking somebody who they support, and it they wills them a bunch of information. you see if moves or you ask somebody directly. if i told you romney hadn't paid taxes for x number of years make it more or less likely to vote for them. some people fell you would they move. people telling you they would move is a pretty sort of con ject yiewrl thing. i wouldn't cognitively trust anybody that would do under the hypothetical scenario. they may or may not already know. that's part of the problem with the polls they ask people if you knew of a piece of information you may or may not alr
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Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
menopausal in their reaction to president obama. so this year we offer as our first award in our first nominee for the obama got some free finalists. our first nominee is a man whose infatuation with president obama is something that you probably all remember. sooner or later it will basically get an r. rating from the bush picture association. and yes, ladies and gentlemen, who else? who do you think? let me hear some shots. this is too easy. chris drill up my leg, mathews. isn't it a surprise when he seem actually talking about obama and he still has his close on? you know, back in college used to have this acronym of the screen i when there there was a lot of pda, public display of affection in our dorm. it would be get a room, gir. i am always screaming at the television when chris mathews is speaking. back on july 17, all christmas banning himself, once again. >> this guy's done everything right previews raised his family right, fight his way to the top of the harvard law review and a blind test becomes a top editor there. everything he has done as clean as a whistle. he's n
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Oct 7, 2012 7:45am EDT
thought barack obama would be the standard in 2008. so for years i was the woman could be somebody. we're not even thinking. that's one thing i would say. second thing i would say is when you asked the question earlier, i had a hard time thinking of a name because it strikes me that we have been something of a gap. we are seeing women who are part of second wave feminism, women who try to make a statement of reaching that point in their career when they are retiring, the point where they are beyond running perhaps although it's not john mccain. so that is something we talk about in the book, h. and how women age faster than none politically age. but there seems to be a gap between that generation and a new group that is coming up. so it is really hard to point to somebody in the pipeline. but the person i would point to is nikki bailey. i think that she has managed some thing in south carolina very well and, you know, she has the advantage of the city, bringing diversity to the republican party. i think given that one argument that the republican party needs diversity. >> we all ki
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Oct 8, 2012 8:30pm EDT
million in one weekend to defeat barack obama this year for president. think about that. if you look at the super pacs for romney and santorum and ron paul and newt gingrich, up until super tuesday they had spent a total for all of the candidates of $53 million. and in that one weekend they raised $100 million. so they are huge, they went out there, and they will say, and they will do anything. of course, it's a lot easier for them now since citizens united. because you cannot only raise unlimited corporate money, but you don't have to report which corporations are paying which bills. um, but they also couldn't do it without the assistance of the nation's media, and that's what drives me >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> host: well now joining us on booktv is author diana furchtgott-roth, and she has, in fact, several new books coming out in the summer of 2012, plus this broadside which is a maul little book -- small little book put out by encounter, "how obama's gender policies undermined america." first of all, wha ms. furchtgott-roth, what is a broa
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
few years. obama seemed to be like a team sitting on a lead, i mean, where -- i wouldn't have said smug at all, i would have just said somebody who didn't seem to be terribly hungry for it and that, um, i think -- i mean, i don't think there's any question went you look at some of the, you know, and i'm not really big in these instant polls after. i mean, i don't particularly care for them. but on the cnn opinion research corporation, you know, who did the best job, obama 25, romney 67. you know, who did better than expected, obama did better than expected 21%, worse than expected, 61. who did -- romney, 82% said romney did better than expected, 10% said they taught he did worse than -- thought he did worse than they expected. my guess is that that 10% were partisans. [laughter] democracy corps' stan greenberg, you know, romney has a good night but no evidence of changing the game. well, you know, i agree with him completely on the first, that romney had a good night, and, you know, i think we'll have to see a minute about before -- see a couple of days whether it changes the game.
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Oct 8, 2012 8:30am EDT
so ago, they raised $900 million in -- $100 million in one weekend to defeat barack obama this year for president. think about that. if you look at the super pacs for romney and santorum and ron paul and newt gingrich, up until super tuesday they had spent a total for all of the candidates of $53 million. and in that one weekend they raised $100 million. so they are huge, they went out there, and they will say, and they will do anything. of course, it's a lot easier for them now since citizens united. because you cannot only raise unlimited corporate money, but you don't have to report which corporations are paying which bills. um, but they also couldn't do it without the assistance of the nation's media, and that's what drives me crazy. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> host: well, now joining us on booktv is author diana furchtgott-roth, and she has, in fact, several new books coming out in the summer of 2012, plus this, "broadside," which is a small little book put out by encounter, "how obama's gender policies undermine america." first of all, wha
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the obama administration and the u.s. supreme court. the author examines the recent addition of four justices in the past fife years -- five years and how it has affected the court's decisions on numerous cases including its recent ruling on health care. it's about an hour. [applause] >> thank you, mark. hello, everybody. so excited to be here in philadelphia. you know, i know that's just the usual pandering that goes on by speakers, but in my case it happens to be true. i am not myself from philadelphia, but my dad, jerry toobin, was overbrook high school -- [applause] oh, yeah. the panlderring has just begun, don't worry. [laughter] curtis institute, i don't know if we have any violinists here. and he went to temple as well. [applause] so, you know, and e taught me that -- he taught me that the streets were paved with tasty cake here, and i have enjoyed my visits ever since. [laughter] i would, um, i'm really happy to be talking about the oath today, it only came out two days ago. so far so good. [laughter] and, um, it's, um, it's, you know, it's exciting to -- you know, you work o
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
then we are going to open it up for the rest of you folks -- president obama one last time and beat senator mccain by seven points. now, part of it was you know, 66% of the vote among 18 to 29-year-olds, 67% of the vote among latino voters. african-american was like 95-4 or something like that and the poll has shown the african-american vote is rocksolid for the president and the numbers extremely high so lets let's just sort of assume rough parity with last time. but the question was, as you suggested the turnout levels among latino voters and i would add young voters very much questionable and when i have gone on campuses i cannot find a pulse. you saw a registration table registered to voters. there might be a couple of people behind the table to register people and nobody in front of the table registering. there's there is just no pulse there. is it safe to say that a seven-point margin becomes you know, six or five or four? sort of taking turnout down among these two groups? just by necessity this was going to be a lot closer. >> look in 2008, the president had to win this back
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
central piece of legislation for the evaluation of president obama's presidency. and undoubtly it marks triumph of liberalism. alone it would qualify obama's face for the mount rushmore. they had been lusting over national health care for 100 years since ted i arey roosevelt called for certainly since the 1944 state of the union address that proclaimed the second bill of rights. it was under fdr. for generations liberals have sought this holly grail. and only obama was able to find it to deliver it. to create the first comprehensive national health care plan not targeted just at the poor or the sick or the old, but at everyone. 100% solution. or at least in theory a 100% solution. now in this sense, of course, obamacare is the latest tryoff of tight element rights. one of the new deals signal contribution to liberalism as we know it today. entitlement rights mean -- economic rights like the rights to health care or to a job or to a vacation from the job. or to security in old age. all of those kinds of socioeconomic rights that have transformed and recentered our politicking. together t
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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. that expires at the end of the year. let's see if i get through all components. state extenders, and 2342009 after president obama took office, the stimulus act included credits focused on low income families and families with kids in college. those were extended in 2010 and expire at the end of the year. there's the temporary cut in social security payroll taxes that was done as stimulus for 2011 and extended for 2012. in addition to all of those expiring tax provisions that got most of the attention from a fiscal ma crow economic point of view, something else we have are the beginning of the tax increases included in the 2010 health reform act. when you look at the debate over the fiscal cliff, the point here is to recognize there's actually a very diverse array of tax provisions under discussion, and that's important both for understanding the effects on american households, different households affected differently by the provisions, and at the low end, for example, the credits that were enacted in 2009 turned out to be very important as does the temporary cut in payroll taxes, t
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Oct 9, 2012 2:00am EDT
years in terms of the rate cuts and the effective rate. somebody might look at obama's tax plan and look at ours say, we're endorsing him. we have been writing about these things for quite awhile. on other areas like trade and derationlation our criticism, you see the i think fingerprint of both parties. there's no doubt about it. you see democrats that bought to the free trade idea. by buying in to it i mean without the kinds of restrictions that some oversight to make sure that it was being played properly. same with the deregulation. the popular perception was deregulation was -- the first two major deregulation acts were jimmy carter a democrat. many democrats supported it. >> host: you are talking about deregulation airlines and trucking. and some of the earlier ones on financial oversight. >> guest: in the '80s those were often democratic led as well. both parties, the fingers prints are there it's clear in many more driven by the republican agenda than democracy. democrat we have come at these things based on our observation of the data what we think the way things have been
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
debate four years ago. about 12 of the 67 that watched president obama square off against mitt romney on wednesday were in the ages of 18 to 34, nearly 31 million for 55 years or older. fox news channel averaged 10.4 million viewers that's an improvement over 8.24 years ago. cnn had about 6.1. about a million of your drop from the late. but still strong enough to beat msnbc's average of 4.7 million. this number of course does not include the numbers of people that watched on the internet or their mobile devices, and also c-span is not included in ratings to get there are basic numbers. 67 million people watching on television. next what's here on the role of government to trace of debate question is a call from carvin who is in hamilton montana. you are on. good morning, an independent. >> caller: yes, i think the government is here to help us do the intangible things we cannot do as individuals by ourselves, and i just want to say that the headlines down there in denver colorado where mitt romney winds i felt that was very disingenuous of the press buy not find enough the fact is goi
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
-- have you. first of all i was a city councilman in washington, d.c. for many years a local elected official. and when i looked at president obama's appointment to the supreme court, he has had to appointments, both women and one of them was hispanic. this is a brilliant move for a man that means that coalition to get reelected. so i wanted to just get your response. they can go back to him and if he gets reelected you all know they are going to protect. the voting rights act what is your response to that? >> no guarantee. [laughter] >> the flip side to that is the initial response you have a debt limit that gave 96% of their votes and neither one of them or by the african-american women where you complain about clarence thomas. >> and they had a high rate in any other group in the country. >> there is something to be said about ignoring that vote especially when thurgood marshall was replaced by somebody that the black community has been hands off with and that is an understatement that you have got on the court 20 years ago so there has been an oversight. >> exactly. there are two
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